Friday, June 19, 2020

A Few Roses and a Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends,  as you might remember we buy flowers weekly for the house... since most of the florists and smaller flower stands have been shuttered up for a few months we'd had to depend on the flower from Safeway (our grocery store)  Now, usually they will last a few days but recently we had some last for almost two solid weeks... and these tea roses have been blown and lovely for all of this week, I did find a petal on the floor this morning when I was taking the snap, but I recut the stem, removed most of the leaves and I think we can get a couple more days out of them.....

... we'll pick up some new ones in the morning...

I'ver been stitching away, not as quickly as usual but I did get all the grass-finished up and started on the couple... I'm going to change up some of the colors as this is a really brown/green sampler and a few hits of color won't hurt...

... I've already changed out the floss for the pants and her eyes from the Hickory Sticks called for to Blacksmith Blue and a pale blue DMC that was sitting in my stitching basket... more changes to come!!  Whoops, I almost forgot I also changed the Hickory Sticks for the bird to a WDW Kohl so it's now a blackbird...  Hickory Sticks by CC is the default colour for so much of this piece.....

Have a super weekend.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!


  1. Beautiful flowers. Love having flowers, they are a little touch of luxury that make any room look better. x

  2. Beautiful rose color.
    Nobody wants dull brown pants!! Nice change.

  3. Beautiful roses, Edgar! Super progress on the LHN sampler! Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Another great project it looks. I recently got some of the blacksmith blue and really like it. The roses are gorgeous. I don't have good luck with roses most many die before even opening...and yes, I've tried all the little "tricks" of recutting the stems under water, removing leaves, etc. I think they don't like me much LOL. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday Edgar! ~Robin~

  5. Those roses are still beautiful. Your stitching is coming along very well. I always like to see the color changes you make.